Newsletter 16th June 2023
Welcome to our newsletter!
Whilst Class Dojo is still our main form of communication, a few of you have told me that you miss having the information altogether in one place. We plan to update you every fortnight in this same way. Our newsletter will help us to share all the good news and exciting learning that has been happening in school.
Can you believe that this is only my seventh week in school? It feels like I have been here much, much longer. I feel very fortunate to have met many of you in person and would like to thank you all for giving me the warmest welcome to your school. I am loving every single day! The team and I have many exciting plans to make this wonderful school even better. We look forward to building in more opportunities for you to share in your child’s learning, giving them even wider experiences and further developing their personal development.
Did you know we also have a Twitter and Instagram page now? Follow us @ArboPrimary
This term our children have had the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
Reception have visited Bluebells Farm to explore the natural world around them and discover more about animals
Year 1 and 2 have visited Beaumanor Hall to learn more about wildlife, including ponds, bees and plants
Year 3 and 4 have visited Derby Museum to learn more about Joseph Wright, his paintings and his life in Derby.
Year 5 and 6 have visited Pickford House to explore fashion from the 1960s
Pears group have visited the National Adventure Farm to learn about where food comes from and different habitats
We are very pleased to share that we have been awarded platinum status in our recent assessment. This is the highest award we could receive and makes us the first school in Derby to do so!
We are very proud ! We would like to thank Mrs Ferguson and the play leaders for all of their hard work. We know what a difference it makes to our children and are committed to maintaining this high standard. LOOK out for new dates for our ‘Stay and Play’ coming soon……. Come join the fun!
Our ‘Stars of the Week’
2 Year Olds - Tatheer & Uzair
Nursery - Nicola & Amal
Class 1 - Khadeeja
Class 2 - Hafsa
Class 3 - Azaan
Class 4 - James
Class 5 - M. Safar
Class 6 - M. Huzaifa Ibrahim
Class 7 - Zimal
Class 8 - Amaira
Class 9 - Akshayah
Class 10 - Nehan
Class 11 - Callum
Class 12 - Rubab
Class 13 - Hawwa
Class 14 - Qudsia
Class 15 - Gabriel
Class 16 - Ethan
Class 17 - Mahnoor
Class 18 - Zeenat
Apples - Simon
Pears - Zaiydan
We are very excited that work will start on our new classroom next week. Please make sure that you and your children keep clear of the builders’ compound on the field.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 26th June Inset Day - school closed to children
Friday 30th June Eid picnic
Friday 30th June Year 6 Leavers’ Party
4th, 5th, 6th July Year 6 children visit new schools
Tuesday 11th July Parents’ Meetings
Wednesday 12th July Parents’ Meetings
Friday 14th July Sculpture Competition closing date
Thursday 20th July Last day of school for children
Friday 21st July School Holidays start!
We are currently have spaces in our 3 year old nursery for this September, for children with birthdays between 1/9/19 and 31/8/20. If you know of a child who would like a place, please pop into the school office, or call on 01332 291140 option 0.
It is important that your child attends school everyday. If they are too unwell to come to school, please make sure you tell the attendance team the reason for their absence by 9:00am - if we haven’t heard from you, we will send a text message to remind you. To let us know, please either:
Telephone the attendance line on 01332 291140 option 1 (leave a message if it is not answered) or
You may also send a ClassDojo message to their teacher, but this will not be passed on to the attendance team, so please always notify them directly.
Next week’s clubs
This half term, clubs are for Year 1 and 2. If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from the office or from Mr Malooq.
Day Club Time Cost
Monday Gymnastics 3:15 - 4:15pm £1 per session
Tuesday Cricket 3:15 - 4:15pm £1 per session
Wednesday Dodgeball 3:15 - 4:15pm £1 per session
Thursday Football 3:15 - 4:15pm £1 per session
Friday Fitness Fun 3:15 - 4:15pm £1 per session
Remember, all clubs are FREE if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium - to find out if your child qualifies, please fill in a Free School Meals application form available from the Office.
Our Safeguarding team
Keeping children safe and protecting them from harm is the most important thing we do as a school. If children are not safe, they cannot flourish, form effective relationships with adults or their peers, or achieve their full potential in life. We therefore treat our responsibilities in this area with the utmost seriousness.
I’d like to welcome you to our new team. We are here for your children and you. If you wish to talk to us, get advice or support, we are more than happy to help. Drop into school or contact us to arrange an appointment.
Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher and DSL are obliged to follow the Child Protection Procedures established by the Derby & Derbyshire Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and inform Children’s Social Care of the concern.